What is a lifer? In Boys’ Latin terms, a lifer is anyone who’s been at BL since first grade or lower and has continued through high school. For some of us, change has been a distant stranger. For the past twelve or thirteen years, we have woken up and come to the same school with the same day to day routine. Now college is peeking right around the corner and we lifers will have to embrace the certain change that is about to enter our lives.
As April begins, the Boys’ Latin varsity lacrosse team is ready to dive into MIAA A Conference games. After a tough loss in last year’s Championship game, the Lakers are hungry for another shot at the title. So far, the Lakers have had a respectable 4-3 record out of conference which has included games against nationally ranked programs from Pennsylvania, Florida, Indiana and Connecticut.
On April 12th, 2019 the Boys Latin One Laker One Love Club organizes “One Love Day.” This day is for the purpose of teaching boys about relationship violence and what healthy and unhealthy relationships look like. Upper School Guidance Counselor Mrs. Kenny is the faculty sponsor for the One Love Club, along with College Counselor Mr. Robinson. However, they are not the only two faculty members involved in the planning of the day. Every year, a faculty committee is formed to think of the best activities for the students.
Since 1939, the NCAA Tournament has created many memories for sports fans all across the country. Year in and year out, there are 68 Division One basketball teams selected to play in the tournament. 32 of the teams selected have an automatic bid into the tournament, meaning they won their conference championship. The other 36 teams in the tournament receive an at-large bid, meaning a committee picks remaining teams that did not win their conference championships to participate in the tournament. There are two games to kick off the tournament that are called play-in games which narrows the tournament down to 64 teams to play out in a bracket, ultimately leading to a National Champion.
The Oscars no longer value artistic merit, best exemplified by this year’s Best Picture, Green Book. Last year, the Oscars had the lowest viewership for their main ceremony in 44 years. There are many possible reasons for this: the decline of cable, the perceived “rich people patting themselves on the back” sentiment, but the most likely is the lack of interest and investment in the films being nominated.